Finally, here is my On-Stage Stands MS7701B Tripod Euro Boom Microphone Stand review. I’ve been wanting to do that for quite a while. The reason why it took me so long was due to the fact that I’m not a mic stand expert. On the other hand, I realized that what I can still do is to share my experience regarding the MS7701B tripod mic stand with you and show you how I use it in my modest recording studio setup. In short: I like it a lot and I actually got two of them which I use concurrently.
The On-Stage MS7701B is a so called euro boom mic stand. As demonstrated in the video below, it is very easy to ‘handle’, for the lack of a better term. Adjustments in terms of height, length and angle can be easily made, for the most part with one hand only. The MS7701B is sturdy and just heavy enough – in other words, it’s not too heavy for transportation purposes, but it has enough weight to stand firmly on the ground.
I use two microphones along with my MS7701B Euro Boom stands: a Shure SM57, the classic dynamic mic which I guess needs no further introduction. Additionally, I have a much heavier condenser mic, Audio Technica 2020 USB. When I use this particular microphone on the MS7701B I occasionally run into a little issue. When I extend the arm to full length in a 90 degree angle relative to the stand, it has a tendency to tip over. However, as shown in the video, it’s easy enough to come up with a work-around to prevent that from happening.
Other than that, the On-Stage Stands MS7701B mic stand offers everything I would expect from a solid product. And here is the best part, right now you can get it for under $25 (as of November 2015). Considering the low price and the quality product you get for your money, you can’t go wrong. To be clear, I’m not affiliated with On-Stage Stands, I’m not getting anything from them to ‘advertise’ their products. This is just my honest opinion.
As I mentioned in the beginning, I’m no expert on mic stands. I have no basis to compare the MS7701B Tripod Boom Microphone Stand to any other stand. So, I can’t make any statements claiming that this is the best product in this category (or not). What I can do though is to confirm that I’m very pleased with my two stands and for my purposes, they continue to serve me very well.
Here are a few technical specs around the MS7701B which also comes in chrome (MS7701C):
• Solid cast end with standard 5/8-27 threads.
• Long 36inch boom with molded plastic counterweight.
• Euro-Style boom with separate clutches for length and angle of boom. Allows user to make one-handed adjustments of boom angle while performing.
• Professional quality die-cast zinc clutch locks vertical shaft at any height from 36 to 63 inches.
• Clip-on cable holder
For any questions around the On-Stage Stands MS7701B Tripod Boom Microphone Stand that I didn’t answer in my video review or this article, please leave a comment below.